WIN “What I Need” After School


The Sparta Area School District’s WIN After School program provides mind and body wellness, social and emotional learning, academic enrichment, and community connections to students in grades K-8 within a safe and supportive environment.


Our vision is for our students to be safe and healthy, kind and responsible, realize their academic potential, and be active in their communities.

Our 4 Elements

WIN After School bases it’s programming on the following 4 Elements: Mind and Body Wellness, Social and Emotional Learning, Academic Enrichment, and Community Connections. Using these 4 Elements, we believe that our students will be set up for success inside and outside the classroom.

Mind and Body Wellness

We believe a happy and healthy student is a student who is ready to learn. We encourage whole-person wellness for every student by focusing on physical activity, healthy eating, mental heath, and avoiding drugs and alcohol.

Social and Emotional Learning

We help students build Social and Emotional Learning skills like managing emotions, setting goals, having empathy, creating positive relationships, and making responsible decisions. Students with these skills will become responsible and caring adults.

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment goes beyond classroom learning and homework. Students in our program engage in hands-on learning and apply their learning to real-life situations. Through these activities, students can increase understanding and engagement in the classroom, including improving grades and test scores.

Community Connections

When we connect our students to the community, we expand their world. Our students participate in service activities, explore college and career options, and get to experience new things through our partnerships with businesses and organizations in our community.

Who is eligible for WIN After School?

Students who reside in the Sparta Area School District and are in grades K-8 are eligible for enrollment into the WIN After School program. Acceptance into the program is based on teacher referrals, staffing numbers, as well as open spots in the program. If there are no open spots at your child’s location, they will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when a spot is available.

Where is WIN After School located?

WIN After School will provide programming at each of the following locations:

  • Cataract Elementary; 6070 Hwy. 27, Cataract, WI, 608-633-0759
  • Herrman Elementary; 925 N Black River St, Sparta, Sparta, WI, 608-633-1807 or 608-633-5628
  • Meadowview Middle School; 1225 North Water Street, Sparta, WI, 608-633-5290
  • Southside Early Learning Center; 1023 Walrath Street, Sparta, WI, 608-633-0312
  • Sparta Montessori School; 429 N Black River St, Sparta, WI, 608-633-0240

Waiting Lists

Waiting lists have been established for schools that have reached their capacity. To sign up for the waiting list, click the links below for the appropriate school.


Holly Church

WIN After School Director

Kylene Brown

WIN Site Coordinator, Meadowview Middle

Jessica Crandell

Educational Assistant & WIN Site Coordinator, Southside Early Learning Center

Mackenzie Culpitt

WIN Site Coordinator, Cataract

Samantha Dickman

WIN Site Coordinator, Herrman

Heidi Johnson

WIN Site Coordinator, Sparta Montessori